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Chicago Probate Attorneys

Browse these probate attorneys with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chicago.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Liz L.
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Chrystal was my attorney for a home purchase and she was amazing! Not only was she very experienced and professional, but she also communicated in a timely manner and kept the ball rolling.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Matt C.
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Would highly recommend Michael Rada worked with other attorneys on other projects he was great in all aspects

Tuohy Law Offices
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Jeffery J.
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Tom Tuohy has a decisive command over his specialization in law. Very few experts in his profession can deliver his results while treating his clients with genuine respect. Without a doubt one of the finest attorneys to work with in the City of Chicago and trust that Tom will communicate clear advice and protect your interests in the matter.

  • 18 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Monal S.
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Kyle was very patient in understanding my concerns and guided me towards possible options to take even though those were not in his economic interest. I am very thankful to Kyle for sharing his experience on resolving similar issues. He understood hiring an attorney at this time was not in my best interest, he still spent time talking with me and ensuring my satisfaction. I look forward to working with Kyle in the future.

Sherwood Law Group
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vic T.
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The attorneys at Sherwood Law Group, and specifically Jason Sherwood, demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of legal matters. They are responsive and provided sound counsel, that produced effective results, in the legal matters about which I consulted them. I highly recommend the services of Sherwood Law Group.

APEX LAW GROUP, P.C.
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dominique S.
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Cortne is amazing! She's very thorough and responds to all of my questions. She fast in replying to emails and writing reports. She makes the process smooth and pleasant. I recommend her to anyone buying a home and looking for a real estate attorney.

The Siwek Law Office, Ltd.
4.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Keith K.
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Without Mr.siwek myself and my family would have never been able to make it through this 2year court case that we did not think could have been so difficult. Wit Mr. Siwek on our side it was as pleasant a process as he could possibly make it answering countless questions at any time we had one, do yourself a favor and have this man help you as he has helped us.

Drendel & Jansons Law Group
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jane C.
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In 2006, Kevin Drendel and his law firm helped our then-startup public relations and brand development agency, Cooper Hong Inc., navigate the incorporation process. Since then, they have helped us with "routine" business activities such as the annual reporting procedures required by the state, and they have also helped us review contracts--sometimes with large, multinational businesses--and provide counsel through a variety of HR situations and business challenges. In every instance, Kevin and his firm have been timely, professional and thorough in their responses. I feel very fortunate to have found Kevin and his firm when I first sought the services of an attorney, and I would recommend Drendel & Jansons to any business seeking a diligent, hard-working law firm.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Doug G.
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Jeffrey is currently working with me on a case and has been extremely responsive and helpful. I look forward to updating my review once the work has been completed.

Holden-Ellis & Associates
5.0
from 1 review
    Chevy P.
    Verified review

    I retained Attorney Holden-Ellis for my divorce years ago. She was always very professional and made sure I understood everything along the way. Over three years later, I was able to reach out for consultation and paperwork. Not only was this doneat no expense, she was very concerned.

    • 5 years in business
    Trisha M.
    Verified review

    Jason helped my husband and I sell our house. My husband was out of state during the process so I relied HEAVILY on my attorney to get EVERYTHING done. Through this process I relied 100% on our communication. And we went through several hoops with the buyers and their "needs" and "wants" and having to reschedule closing dates 3 times to accommodate to the buyer. Jason did a super job keeping me informed and calling me as soon as changes would happen or to consult with me about different negotiations. I felt in control and protected at all times with Jason. Even though his office hours are posted as 9-5 if something new would come up after hours he wouldn't keep me waiting until the next day. He made sure I knew EVERYTHING as soon as it was happening. His commitment to stay communicated with me and even my husband who was out of state in training was more than satisfactory. I recommend Jason to all our family and friends that need any legal advise.

    Infinity Strategic Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Carlas G.
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      The Infinity Strategic Group worked as the selling attorney for a property my client purchased.. This law firm was very responsive, knowledgeable, and took the time to ensure my client knew every step of the process. I will be referring their services to future clients.

      About

      Our offices provides personalized in depth attention with a "hands-on" approach both during and after the process is completed. This attention to detail, combined with the professionalism of the practice, result in a high level of customer satisfaction, especially considering the speed and frequency of returning customer requests.

      • 4 years in business
      About

      We have built our practice on referrals from our clients and colleagues, and that is why we take the view that legal needs are extremely personal. We represent businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs, homeowners, and professionals. Our practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation, commercial litigation, real estate law, HOA disputes, business and contract disputes, and business structuring and counseling. We also have extensive experience in criminal defense, worker's compensation, and social security disability benefits claims.

      About

      I specialize in real estate law, including: - Residential - Commercial - Real estate closings - Landlord tenant disputes - Landlord 5-day notice - Eviction - Foreclosure defense - RESPA demand letters - Loan modifications - Short sales I service the DuPage County area.

      • 29 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Our firm concentrates in family law/divorce, real estate, both commercial and residential, and estate planning. Our services are highly professional, and we endeavor to maintain a great degree of contact with our clients. Additional services include business organization, landlord/tenant matters, and general legal consultation. We are a Naperville - West Suburban divorce attorney.

      About

      If you have been seriously injured and need legal help to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitative care, contact Kiernan J. Ambrose. He will provide a case evaluation at no cost to you.

      About

      I am an attorney and business consultant handling most civil and criminal law matters. I provide free initial consultation. I handle most civil matters other than family law and child support as well as all criminal matters except for capital felonies. I provide solutions that help people move on with their lives and on a better course for the future.

      About

      I am a licensed attorney and mediator practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and elder law.

      About

      We are experienced attorneys specializing in wills, estate planning, real estate, business, corporation, LLC and civil law.

      About

      At Ferris, Thompson & Zweig, Ltd., we are dedicated to assisting clients with their legal needs relating to estate planning, probate, estate administration, distribution of assets, wills, trusts and other complex areas of the law.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What kind of lawyer does wills?

      No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

      Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

      • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
      • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
      • Have an ownership stake in a business
      • Expect someone to contest your will
      • Want to disinherit your spouse

      How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

      Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

      How much does it cost to have a living will?

      Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

      How much should an estate plan cost?

      The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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